Distance Learning for Businesses
Businesses can make great use of distance learning to help owners and employees to learn the skills needed for the success of the business. There are both formal and informal online courses that can help employees to learn the required skills and knowledge.
Distance Learning on the Rise
Are you considering a change from being a classroom student to a distance learning student? Here are some insights to be aware of prior to your transition into the distance learning virtual world.
E-Learn Magazine [offsite link]
Quality online journal featuring articles, research papers, resources, tutorials and guidelines regarding the evolving field of e-learning.
E-Learning Guild [offsite link]
An active global community of practicing and expert e-learning designers, practitioners and educators.
E-learning Guru [offsite link]
Kevin Kruse offers newsletters, white papers, articles related to the fine art of effective interactive e-learning experiences.
E-learning Post [offsite link]
Generous resource for e-learning educators and designers, newsletters, articles and more.
E-learningEuropa [offsite link]
Robust and informative European initiative that encourages dialogue and input as well as resources for e-learning professionals.
Edu-Tools [offsite link]
Canadian based resource for educators of online learning. Resources related to online management systems, student services, articles and more from British Columbia´s Curriculum experts.
Instructional Design for e-Learning
For individuals who are interested in the design and development aspect of e-Learning, instructional systems designer positions are offered in education, corporations, government, and private sector businesses and the positions are accompanied by very desirable salaries and benefits.
Learning & Training Initiaitives Magazine [offsite link]
Online journal devoted to exploring the issues, insights and methods for effective e-learning.
Learning Times [offsite link]
High quality resource for educators, focused on the newest trends in e-learning. Webcasts, discussions, events, resources - jam packed with meaningful goodies. Free membership.
LINE Zine: Learning in a New Economy [offsite link]
Contemporary site offering articles, interviews, tools and support for fostering the ability to both learn and teach in the 21st century.
Methods for Distance Learning
There are various distance learning delivery methods used today, this article will help identify and define a few associated terms.
Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Learning
Before you consider teaching or learning in a virtual environment, you should understand and compare the various types of environments available in distance-learning programs. The two main methods of learning and teaching online are synchronous and asynchronous.
Teach-nology [offsite link]
Great resources for online teachers from elementary to post-secondary. Membership packages vary from free newsletters to paid total access to all resources.
What Is eLearning?
The term eLearning evolved from the phrase electronic learning, with the emphasis placed on “electronic.” The term eLearning describes many different media associated with delivering distance education and training, whether in academic or corporate environments.
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